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Old 04-15-16, 12:30 PM
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Many people are in a simlar situation. My thoughts are that if you are a young, strong rider with good flexibility and desire to compete, the smaller frame will put you in a more aero position. Look at pro riders. There saddle is often WAYY up high compared to their bars and they have a super long stem. Older folks and those more interested in a comfy position are more apt to have their saddle roughly even with their bars. Many long distance touring folks have even higher bars with no concern for speed or aerodymanics. Neither frame size is more correct if you feel reasonably comfortable on both but one will be better for racing and speed while the other will be less stressful on your back and may allow for easier, longer rides as long as you can adjust the stem and saddle position so they pretty much match.
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